CPD arrests suspect in rape case
Press Release from Covington Police:
COVINGTON---On Monday, July 20, 2020, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Covington Police Department responded to a home invasion and sexual assault in the W 18th Ave & N Tyler St area.
Detectives searched for the suspect, described as a short black male with a face mask, possibly wearing a light green or dirty white shirt, and dark pants, believed to be riding a bicycle.
In connection with this incident, the Covington Police Department developed a suspect James Michael Buckley, who was arrested this evening after warrants were issued for his arrest. Buckley, 42, was charged with the following:
1 count of LRS 14:62.8 HOME INVASION (FELONY)
1 count of LRS 14:42 FIRST DEGREE RAPE (FELONY)
1 count of LRS 14:43.1 SEXUAL BATTERY (FELONY)
2 counts of LRS 14:27/14:62.8 ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION (FELONY)
1 count of LRS 14:62.2 SIMPLE BURGLARY OF AN INHABITED DWELLING (FELONY)